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Josephine C. Vandiver papers

Call Number: RH MS 426


The Josephine C. Vandiver papers are those of a long time Kansas resident who worked as a counselor in Kansas City, Kansas public schools and was an advocate for improved working conditions for African American educators.


  • 1944 - 1995


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Josephine C. Vandiver

Josephine Campbell Vandiver was a school counselor at several Kansas City, Kansas schools, including Northeast Junior High, Northeastern High School, and Schlagle. While at Northeast Junior High, Vandiver began a program for pregnant junior high girls; it is thought that this program influenced the Kansas City, Kansas TAMS (Teen Age Mothers School) program.

In 1969, Vandiver became chair of the Kansas Personnel and Guidence Association (KPGA) Commission on Human Rights. During the late 1970s, she chaired the Form Unification Committee, which sought "to review and update forms commonly used by counselors in Kansas City, Kansas." Vandiver was recognized for her years of dedication by being named Kansas' 1982 Counselor of the Year.

In the 1990s, Vandiver married William H. Boone, former Kansas City, Kan. teacher, principal, and school board member. William Boone died in 1995.


1 Linear Feet (3 boxes + 1 oversize box)

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Scope and Contents

The Josephine C. Vandiver papers date from 1944 to 1995 and are arranged in a single series of papers. The papers include class notebooks, correspondence, and articles written by Vandiver. Files arrangement is alphabetical.

Photographs from the Josephine C. Vandiver Collection are located at RH MS-P 426.

Physical Location

RH MS 426

Physical Location

RH MS-P 426

Physical Location

RH MS Q298

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Josephine C. Vandiver, 1986, 1995.

Guide to the Josephine C. Vandiver Collection
Josephine C. Vandiver papers
Finding aid prepared by mbw, 2006, 2008; revised by, cl 2010; revised by skt; Finding aid encoded by mbw, 2006, 2008; revised by skt, 2010
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Support for the processing of this Collection was provided by the Dana and Sue Anderson African American Collecting Program Endowment Fund.
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Preferred citation
Josephine C. Vandiver Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS 426, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

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